Chapter 6. External Quality Assessment in Hemostasis: Its Importance and Significance

  1. Steve Kitchen PhD Clinical Scientist Scientific Director2,3,4,
  2. John D. Olson MD, PhD Professor Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs5 and
  3. F. Eric Preston MD, FRCPath, FRCP Emeritus Professor of Hematology Director6,7
  1. F. E. Preston MD, FRCPath, FRCP Emeritus Professor of Hematology Director6,7,
  2. S. Kitchen PhD Clinical Scientist Scientific Director2,3,4 and
  3. A. Srivastava MD1

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303575.ch6

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

How to Cite

Preston, F. E., Kitchen, S. and Srivastava, A. (2009) External Quality Assessment in Hemostasis: Its Importance and Significance, in Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis (eds S. Kitchen, J. D. Olson and F. E. Preston), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303575.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sheffield Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

  2. 3

    UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  3. 4

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  4. 5

    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

  5. 6

    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  6. 7

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Rutledge Mews, Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Hematology, Christian Medical School, Vellore, India

  2. 2

    Sheffield Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

  3. 3

    UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  4. 4

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  5. 6

    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  6. 7

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Rutledge Mews, Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168038

Online ISBN: 9781444303575

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Keywords:

  • external quality assessment (EQA);
  • laboratory performance evaluation;
  • monitoring results - role of laboratory;
  • internal quality control (IQC);
  • educational role of EQA;
  • initiating EQA program in developing countries;
  • EQA program for molecular genetics of hemophilia A by UK NEQAS;
  • participation in external quality assessment - not mandatory in India

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Target values

  • Evaluation of laboratory performance

  • Monitoring results: the role of the laboratory

  • Educational role of EQA

  • Additional advantages of EQA programs

  • Recent developments

  • Establishing EQA programs in developing countries

  • References